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A union push for federal “card check” legislation could make things more difficult for small businesses and open workers up to intimidation. The Goldwater Institute stands by workers’ rights to an anonymous ballot in union votes, and drafted the Save Our Secret Ballot amendment, already law in four states. While the Obama administration is fighting us in court, we will continue to stand by small businesses and their employees who deserve the right to vote in private.

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  • Do the Right Thing

    Posted on April 26, 2007 | Type: Blog

    By now its clear that racial and ethnic preferences, disguised as affirmative action, do little to solve the underlying causes of the achievement gap that limits opportunities for blacks and Hispanics. So it is welcome news that Ward Connerly, who heads the American Civil Rights Institute, came to Phoenix today to announce Super Tuesday initiatives to end racial preferences in multiple states, including Arizona.

  • Enabling the Disabled

    Posted on March 28, 2007 | Type: Blog | Author: Barbara Smith

    When Proposition 202 passed last November, the Center for Habilitation, which assists in training and employing the disabled, fired 100 workers. Other disability advocates feared that as many as 5,000 disabled workers statewide might also lose their jobs.

  • Tom Patterson on Inside Track

    Posted on March 24, 2007 | Type: Audio

    Listen in as Goldwater Institute Chairman Tom Patterson covers a range of issues, from union card-check only elections to taxpayer funded lobbyists, with Emil Franzi and Tom Denehy on Inside Track.

  • Mitchell, Dems snap to when union bosses call in their markers

    Posted on March 12, 2007 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: Thomas C. Patterson

    New U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell, D-Ariz., recently got one of those calls politicians dread. A major political support group is conducting a loyalty check.

  • Calling Kevin Bacon

    Posted on March 08, 2007 | Type: Blog | Author: Jennifer Perkins

    Pinal County is prosecuting restaurant owner Dale Bell for letting his customers dance under the stars. After the longest zoning hearing in the County's history, the hearing officer found Dale liable for running an illegal dance hall because he allows or permits dancing outside of a completely enclosed structure at his steakhouse, San Tan Flat.

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